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Liverpool contract news: Reds youngster Rhian Brewster inks new five-year deal

Liverpool and Rhian Brewster have agreed on a new five-year contract that will see the player stay at Anfield until 2023. Brewster signed with Liverpool’s youth academy in 2014 from Chelsea and the striker has been highly rated since arriving at Liverpool.  The player has spent much of his time with Liverpool’s under-17 and under-23 sides.

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Rhian Brewster signs a new contract

It was believed Brewster would leave England and sign for a German Bundesliga club this summer. In recent years there has been a trend of young British players joining German clubs in search of first-team football.

Germany’s Borussia Monchengladbach was most interested in Brewster’s signature. The club had signed West Ham’s Reece Oxford last term giving the youngster valuable first-team playing time in Germany. Liverpool were so unhappy with Monchengladbach’s interest that the club canceled a preseason friendly with the Germans.

Brewster is coming off of a knee injury that kept him out the second half of the season. He is expected to play on Liverpool’s summer tour of the United States.

Rhian Brewster has a bright future

Brewster has a lot of potential and Klopp will be eager to the 18-year-old fit. Brewster won the FIFA under-17 World Cup with England in 2017. He secured both the FIFA U17 World Cup Golden Boot and Bronze Ball awards.

Brewster had success for Liverpool’s U17 squad. He scored 20 goals in 23 fixtures for the U17 squad. In 2017-18, Brewster performed well for Liverpool’s Premier League 2 squad scoring five goals in 11 games while tallying seven assists.

Will Rhian Brewster have a chance to break into the Liverpool first-team in 2018-19 or will he be stuck in the Reds’ Premier League 2 side?